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Definitions for amiable
ˈeɪ mi ə bəlami·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amiable, good-humored, good-humouredadjective

    disposed to please

    "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson

  2. affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

Wiktionary

  1. amiableadjective

    Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.

    Etymology: amyable, from amiable, from amicabilis, from amicus, from amo. The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amabilis. Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.

  2. amiableadjective

    Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.

    Etymology: amyable, from amiable, from amicabilis, from amicus, from amo. The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amabilis. Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amiableadjective

    lovable; lovely; pleasing

    Etymology: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]

  2. Amiableadjective

    friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas

    Etymology: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]

  3. Amiableadjective

    possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman

    Etymology: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]

  4. Amiableadjective

    done out of love

    Etymology: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amiable

    ām′i-a-bl, adj. lovable: worthy of love: of sweet disposition.—ns. Amiabil′ity, Am′iableness, quality of being amiable, or of exciting love.—adv. Am′iably. [O. Fr. amiable, friendly—L. amicabilis, from amicus, a friend; there is a confusion in meaning with O. Fr. amable (mod. Fr. aimable), lovable—L. amabilisam-āre, to love.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amiable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amiable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of amiable in a Sentence

  1. John Adams:

    Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the latent spark... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.

  4. John Henry Cardinal Newman:

    In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.

  5. Immanuel Kant, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS:

    To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. ... For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.

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  • وديArabic
  • дружелюбен, приветлив, симпатичен, любезен, милBulgarian
  • elskværdigDanish
  • liebenswürdig, liebenswertGerman
  • ευγενικόςGreek
  • amable, afableSpanish
  • avatudEstonian
  • دوستانهPersian
  • rakastettava, ystävällinenFinnish
  • aimableFrench
  • grámharIrish
  • सुHindi
  • affettuoso, amabile, affabileItalian
  • 愛想のいいJapanese
  • whakahoahoa, hūmārikaMāori
  • amávelPortuguese
  • милый, дружественный, приветливый, дружелюбный, симпатичный, добродушный, любезный, привлекательныйRussian

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